Ive had many dealings with Pelican Parts and always found them to be a very solid supplier. No hassles. I once got an NOS part that was no good (probably too old and so material degradation). They instantly replaced it with no drama and new part was perfect. Good luck and cheers,
I'm new to the classic Mercedes/W116 community, although I've been wanting a classic diesel 'Benz for well over a decade now. I figured I was finally ready for a "project" car, and ended up buying a 1980 300SD that is in not-so-great condition as sort of a mechanical and stylistic challenge.
My first priority is getting the thing running okay, along with getting all of the various bits functioning in as much a non-annoying way as reasonably possible. The hood release cable was broken when I got it--the handle is broken off, along with the brass cable pull piece that should be attached to the hood release cable. The handle seems like not a big deal to source, but the cable seems like another story.
I've been trying to source this part, but it seems difficult to find online. Has anyone removed the steel cable from the plastic sheeth and replaced it, for instance? Or welded the cable back together?
I suppose my my other avenue would be a local junk yard--if they even have such a specific vehicle in stock.
I just received some bad news about the HPF regulator from Martin.
The housing, near fittings is cracked and will not be usable in the car.
Curious to know if anyone has one of these in good condition that I can send for rebuild? Also the valve block, I will probably obtain a spare of that too. Everything else in the system has been rebuilt now.